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Giles, Bush Earn America East Weekly Awards
Senior Kira Giles
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Senior Kira Giles (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada/Glenlawn) has been named America East Setter of the Week and freshman Naomi Bush (Fruitport, Mich./Fruitport) has been awarded Rookie of the Week, the conference announced Monday.
Bush led the Retrievers in the Spring Hill Suites at Arundel Mills Terrapin Invitational, hitting .261 with 35 kills. She hit .500 in a 3-0 win over Howard on Friday with 15 kills against just one error, and then added 10 kills, seven digs and three service aces in a 3-1 win over VCU on Saturday. To cap off the weekend, she recorded her first collegiate double-double against Maryland with 10 kills and 10 digs. For the week, the rookie averaged 3.18 kills and 2.00 digs per set to go along with five blocks. This is Bush's second Rookie of the Week award this season.
The senior setter averaged 10.07 assists per set while leading the Retrievers to a 3-1 record last week. In the 3-1 win over VCU on Saturday, Giles recorded a double-double with 43 assists and 10 digs, while adding three kills on five swings. She averaged 13.67 assists per set in a 3-0 win over Howard the previous day. During the four matches last week, Giles finished with 2.14 digs per set to go along with six kills, seven blocks, two aces and a .417 hitting percentage. This is her seventh career America East weekly honor, including her sixth career Setter of the Week recognition.